Monday, July 17, 2017

Cap 'n' trade

Judgment day for California's climate-change program

How California's cap-and-trade system works. BAY AREA NEWS GROUP

Bay Area News Group

Mercury News

After weeks of closed-door talks and days of intense debate, a proposal to extend California's signature program for regulating global-warming greenhouse gases through the end of 2030 finally faces a showdown today in both the Senate and the Assembly. Gov. Brown needs a two-thirds vote in each house — the threshold required to pass new taxes — to ward off court challenges.


Battle looms over water rights, Delta streamflows

Water Deeply & Stockton Record

On the heels of the worst drought in California history, state officials are telling water users in the San Joaquin River basin to give up a major share of their water supplies – permanently. Some call it political theater. Others call it a serious threat. Regardless, it's going to be a fight.


Why San Pedro needs a new wastewater pipeline

Torrance Daily Breeze

An ambitious underground tunneling project in the works for more than a decade is set to begin construction in about a year. The $550 million project would replace an aging wastewater pipeline system, built in 1937 and 1958, as construction approaches for the 7-mile-long tunnel from Carson to San Pedro.